Thank you

Thank you: Over twenty five years I have taught out of the dojo of my teacher Renzo…

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What the next move will be?

Hmmm...I wonder what the next move will be? When you slap hands with your training…

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Expressing who you are through Jiu jitsu

Expressing who you are through Jiu jitsu: Jiu Jitsu offers a veritable ocean of moves to…

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Garry Tonon getting ready

Garry Tonon getting ready: Garry Tonon is counting down the days to his next MMA fight in…

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Obstacles

Obstacles: Sometimes when you run into a skilled guard player and it seems nothing will…

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It’s that time! Black Friday sale at BJJ Fanatics - the biggest sale of the year!! 50%…

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Should I take notes after class?

Should I take notes after class? A question I am often asked is whether it is beneficial…

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New York

New York: My life is probably a lot like yours. It’s been filled with moments of success…

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Every attack from bottom is first an attack on your opponents stance and balance

Every attack from bottom is first an attack on your opponents stance and balance: There…

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Articulate a broad vision first and then a sound means of getting there

Articulate a broad vision first and then a sound means of getting there: When I teach my…

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First negate – then attack

First negate - then attack: Some of the most exhausting and frustrating sessions we have…

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Hard work becomes easier when it’s done from a good stance

Hard work becomes easier when it’s done from a good stance: Jiu jitsu is a game played…

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FEET TO FLOOR Volume 2

I am very happy to announce the launch today of my latest instructional video series FEET…

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Using your feet for takedowns

Using your feet for takedowns: Most Jiu jitsu players spend the vast majority of their…

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You can always come back to Jiu jitsu

You can always come back to Jiu jitsu: Life is complicated and often it creates times…

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Pressure before submission

Pressure before submission: One of the great maxims of Jiu jitsu is “position before…

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Mind, Body, Spirit

Mind: Calm but alert. Body: Relaxed but ready for short bursts of near maximum effort.…

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The parable of the banker

The parable of the banker: Back in the late 1990’s when I was working as a bouncer in NYC…

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Night shift

Night shift: When I first came to live in America in 1991 and settled in to study and…

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Patience

Patience: They say that patience is a virtue. Normally we apply this wisdom in everyday…

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